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Oracle Reviews in Dublin, Ireland

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
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Pros
  • The work/life balance at Oracle (at least the division I work for) is quite good (in 870 reviews)

  • Great work from home options; Good front-line managers who support their staff (in 379 reviews)


Cons
  • No flexibility for work/life balance--no telecommuting or working from home one day (in 119 reviews)

  • The consulting practice shrunk so much that there is no career growth (in 154 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company, great training and plenty of opportunities to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great work life balance and excellent management to bring you on to the next stage of your career

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2.  

    Nice learn. Good Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of areas to develop. Tech, apps, HW

    Cons

    Too much administration and back office as a big multinational

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To know more about the business and the location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's all about the money and they know it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is actually better then I expected, it acts younger then its image, pays well. No backstabbing, friendly place, approachable management, and great team.

    Cons

    The administration is hall on earth, you spend 3 hours negotiating a deal with the client and then fight with the stupid Romanian office for 2 weeks to get the order documents right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The admin around DAS and OD is outrages, hire someone to fix this and you will see 20% boost in sales reps productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Oracle Direct

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good training. Majority of employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Salary needs to reflect what is happening in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark Salaries before you lose employees with great potential - Nothing is worse than excuses and waiting for "approvals".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work and develop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Applications Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunities
    Good Pay
    More Training available than you could ever do
    Progression opportunities

    Cons

    It is a big american, with all the processes etc that follow. But either you learn to live with it, or you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oracle Direct is a dynamic work environment where change happens overnight. Unfortunately your target is not exempt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - International work environment
    - Reasonable working hours
    - Training is there if you want it
    - Some managers are very helpful and enthusiastic about helping you progress
    - You can be creative in your work approach in general (although not without limits)

    Cons

    The organization is not clear on where it is heading, and focus is constantly shifting.
    - Targets may change mid-quarter with no warning
    - There are no incentives for xLoB cooperation and cross-product competition is abundant
    - Some managers are completely disinterested in your personal progression
    - Information about changes are generally spread through rumors up until the day the change occurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Inform your employees on the changes before they occur.
    - Build incentives for real cooperation between product areas as well as teams.
    - Value quality over quantity, a large pipeline is not the same thing as a strong pipeline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding Career Starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -a lot of support from management/colleagues
    -2 week intensive on-boarding training courses
    -great team atmosphere
    -a lot of benefits

    Cons

    -slow processes/changes
    -somewhat chaotic at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The worst company I could ever imagine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Business Development Consultant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are not too bad. If you are someone who is only interested in money and not in personal relationships, it's the right place for you

    Cons

    There is absolutely no team spirit. I don't know if it is for all job in sales,but this guys make a pride of the fact that they are a Self service company. They keep repeating it till you are sick, what they don't say is that the real meaning of self service is lack if accountability. Some of the managers are absolutely useless, and the lack of real support is appalling. The turnover of people, especially in BDG ,is huge. People leave at enormous speed, looking for a better company, probably because of the awful culture in this one. But the Company don't care. They are so full of themselves that they are just too good to actually invest in their people, convinced they will find someone else to do the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you ever heard of real engagement, commitment? They do actually pay back, and if you could add a little bit more people management, instead of just managers that look at numbers ( in any way they can be reached, even if they are not real ) you would probably get people that go beyond the discretionary effort, bringing real added value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good company, but needs to get out of the 80s with Management structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good mixture of experience on the floor. Great mixture of products, but too reliant on auditing and quick to threaten customers when they don't play ball.

    Cons

    Managers and Directors need to stop sucking up to one another and grow a pair when dealing with UK management. Talking big and trying to out impress each other and then turning into a bunch of spineless Yes men when the UK office has a 'New' idea they want to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Management, Ireland is no longer a part of the British Empire, stop cowering to your English overlords and make decisions without fear or recriminations. The reason why the UK management does not respect you is because you're too eager to please and have a fear of standing up for your teams/reps and your opinions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Oracle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, promotion, salary, support, training, personal growth, networking

    Cons

    time-off policies, benefits, advantages, pension

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More autonomous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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